“I want to unfold.
I don’t want to stay folded anywhere,
because where I am folded, there I am a lie.
and I want my grasp of things to be
true before you. I want to describe myself
like a painting that I looked at
closely for a long time,
like a saying that I finally understood,
like the pitcher I use every day,
like the face of my mother,
like a ship
that carried me
through the wildest storm of all.”

-Rainer Maria Rilke


By Carmen H Gray

I came undone

In the undone world

Fragments and pieces

Misplaced, I thought

Until I walked on

And gazed again

At myself unfolded